Thursday, 30 May 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.47: Crocodiles - Endless Flowers (Frenchkiss)

Another haze drenched bliss of an album from Crocodiles, this time with the psychedelic cranked up to about 11, you know the album we all hoped The Big Pink would release but Crocodiles went and did it for them. Opening with double hitters ‘Endless Flowers’ and ‘Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)’ this album does not let up with sunny-pop filtered through My Bloody Valentine’s noise, you get the feeling Crocodiles could be huge, hidden away under all that noise are perfect little pop nuggets, but I prefer the noise. You can only see this band going to bigger and better things, last album ‘Sleep Forever’ was a belter and for me album of 2010, and follow up to this ‘Crimes of Passion’ already scheduled for an August release they really are quite prolific, and if it’s half as good as this they’ll make the my top 50 two years running. There’s a lot of bands pushing the My Bloody Jesus & Mary Chain trip these days, but Crocodiles are far and away the leaders of the pack, because they make you forget those bands existed when you listen to them.

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